89th Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference

May 2 - 4, 2019
Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina SK

Professional Development Luncheon
Keynote: Christopher Sands

Trump, Trade, and the Green New Deal:
Three Critical Factors for Canada-U.S. Relations?

Friday May 3, 2019
12:30 - 2:15 pm

Regency Ballroom
Dress - Business Casual 


Christopher Sands is a Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a graduate division of Johns Hopkins University. Professor Sands teaches courses on Federalism in North America and Europe and Middle Power Diplomacy and an annual Policy Consulting Practicum.

Dr. Sands serves as a faculty advisor to the Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA), the university-wide office for sponsored research, and on the editorial board of the SAIS Magazine. Previously, he taught as the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017) and as an adjunct professor at the American University School of Public Affairs (2005-2012).

Dr. Sands began his career as a policy research scholar, and is a nonresident Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) the Washington think tank where he was a resident specialist on Canadian affairs from 1993 until 2002. He is also an associate member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. Previously, Sands was a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute (2007-2016) and Director for Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation for the International Republican Institute (2002-2007) a core institute of the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy. His policy research has been published by think tanks in Canada and the United States including the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Fraser Institute, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Macdonald- Laurier Institute, the Migration Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is a member of the board of the Canada – United States Law Institute, a joint venture of the law schools of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Western Ontario.


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